A SEARCH has been organised in Stevenston as the hunt for a missing local is about to enter its third week.

David Wyllie was last seen in Stevenston in the early hours of Thursday, March 23.

At 12.35am he was seen in Hillside Street in the town and the 41-year-old is belived to have left his home address at that time.

It is understood that it is not out of character for David to leave his home address in this manner but as time passes, his family are becoming concerned.

He is described as white, about 5ft 9in height, of a slim build, and speaks with an Ayrshire accent.

It is thought at the time he was wearing a black 'Eminem' T-shirt with red detailing, brown boots, black joggers and a black beany hat with a grey trim.

Police have been appealing to the public in an attempt to obtain more information ever since - though now friends and family of the well known Three Towns man are stepping up with efforts of their own.

They have organised a search on Friday, April 7, and they are urging anyone who can make it along to join them.

This will take place from Lidl in Stevenston, with anyone wishing to come along to meet there at 11.30am before they leave at noon.

From there, they plan to search towards the wreck, toadhill and down to the ICI.

Organisers have added that drones can be used to help with the search for hard to reach areas.

A group has been set up on Facebook, with all the latest information on the search. You can find this on Facebook at tinyurl.com/DavidWyllieSearch.

As well as this, the police appeal for information from the public remains firmly in place.

In the latest plea, Sergeant Sharon Kerr, of Irvine Police Station, said: “David is quite well-known in the local area and is usually seen out walking his collie dog. The dog is still at his family home.

“We don’t believe he has access to a phone or money just now, so that coupled with him not being seen or heard from for almost a week now, is concerning for police and of course his family.

“David tends to keep himself to himself and stays local, so we believe that he may be still in the Stevenston area. He has been known to camp at a disused building, the former ICI Plant at Ardeer, but officers have checked there and not seen him.

“We have been checking local and private CCTV and have also been liaising with local bus and taxi companies as well as with colleagues at British Transport Police, but so far there have been no new sightings of him.  

“We would ask people to check their outbuildings or garages and to get in touch if they have seen David or have any information about where he is.

“We’d also ask David to get in touch with police or his family. Our only concern is for his safety and we, along with his family, just want him to come home.”

Anyone with information can call police via 101, quoting reference number 2055 of Friday, March 24, 2023.